Chasing the Devil's Tail
A Mystery of Storyville, New OrleansAudiobook on MP3 CD - 2007
In the raucous, bloody, red-light district of Storyville, New Orleans, in 1907, where two thousand scarlet women practice their trade in grand mansions and filthy dime-a-trick cribs, where cocaine and opium are sold over the counter, and where rye whiskey flows like an amber river, there's a killer loose. Someone is murdering Storyville prostitutes and marking each killing with a black rose. As Creole detective Valentin St. Cyr begins to investigate, he encounters a cast of characters drawn from history: Tom Anderson, the political boss who runs Storyville like a private kingdom; Lulu White, the district's most notorious madam; a young piano player who would come to be known as Jelly Roll Morton; and Buddy Bolden, the man who all but invented jazz and is now losing his mind. No ordinary mystery, Chasing the Devil's Tail is a chilling portrait of musical genius and self-destruction, set at the moment when jazz was born.
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, p2007
Branch Call Number: FBCD FIC Fulme 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (ca. 11 hr.) :,digital ;,12 cm., in container